Workshop: Healing Fractured Youth Hearts

Youth Support and Empowerment

for LGBTQ+ Youth (13 – 18)

Loving and Supporting LGBTQIA+ Children

for Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth

Transforming Community Support Programs

for practitioners, teachers, and other folks interacting with LGBTQ+ Youth

Workshop : Healing Fractured Youth Hearts

A Life in My Days workshop SERIES focused on LGBTQ+ Youth, facilitated by Ahmad Abojaradeh

The Great Room Gallery
New Haven Pride Center, 84 Orange Street, New Haven

The New Haven Pride Center is so excited to announce a new partnership with Life in My Days –  a peer & youth led international 501(c)3 non-profit built on a foundation of Peer Support, Disability Justice, Racial Justice, Divestment from capitalism and Patriarchy, Indigenous People Justice, and LGBTQ Justice based in Waterbury! 

As part of this new partnership we are offering a series of workshops focused on LGBTQ+ youth. These workshops which aim to engage service providers, parents, and youth themselves, in creating safe spaces, healing, accepting, and supporting youth in every way they need to be and live as their authentic selves. Check out more information about each workshop below. 

Registration

Limited to 25, this workshop group is FREE to LGBTQ+ Youth.
Registration Required. 

Youth Support and Empowerment

November 4 – 8  &  November 11 – 14, 2019 ; 3:00 – 6:00p

A ten session, three-hour after-school program for LGBTQIA+ youth working on the fundamentals of complex emotions and emotional intelligence. This workshop focuses on the fact that foundations of everything we are and can be, and creating an understanding of community building, empowerment, and self-actualization.

Program Objectives:

  • To identify key emotions and their roles in everyday life
  • To understand where our emotions are coming from
  • To find ways to destigmatize and take charge of complex emotions
  • To gain an understanding of support and wellness
  • To build an understanding of autonomy and empowerment
  • To develop tools for community and relationship building.
  • To develop tools and resources to better connect with ourselves, our emotions, and our callings
  • To identify ways to reclaim our narratives and find our voices

Registration

Limited to 24, $100 which includes breakfast & lunch.
Registration Required. 

Loving and Supporting LGBTQIA+ Children

November 9 – 10, 2019 ; 9:00a – 4:30p (check-in at 8:30a)

A two session, six hour (twelve hours total) intensive for parents, caretakers, and other loved ones of LGBTQIA+ children. Discuss foundations of support and best practices to ensure you are able to better support your loved ones and make space for them to be their authentic selves.

Program Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the foundations of support
  • Identify 3 effects of lack of support for LGBTQIA+ community members.
  • Identify 3 reasons support is systemically not readily available
  • Learn various and distinct challenges impacting LGBTQIA+ community members
  • Identify ways to be with family members
  • Gain an understanding of accountability and self-actualization
  • Identify ways to find support self and invest in your own wellness.

Registration

Limited to 24, $150 which includes breakfast & lunch.
Registration Required. 

Transforming Community Support Programs

November 13 – 15, 2019 ; 9:00a – 2:30p (check-in at 8:30a)

A three session, five and a half hour (sixteen and a half hours total) intensive to discuss foundations of support, identify root causes of lack of support for LGBTQIA+ youth and individuals, and identify best practices and solutions to being with LGBTQIA+ individuals and others at the intersects of marginalization .

Program Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the foundations of support
  • Identify 3 effects of lack of support for LGBTQIA+ community members.
  • Identify 3 reasons support is systemically not readily available
  • Learn various and distinct challenges impacting LGBTQIA+ community members
  • Identify ways to be with community members
  • Identify ways to find support as a community support member (avoid burnout)

About the Trainer

Ahmad Abojaradeh
Ahmad (they/them) works at the intersects of Justice and Liberation, supporting communities around the world in rooting their Communities in more equitable frameworks and foundations. They also develop and lead programming to support individuals on their journeys for self actualization and transforming their lives beyond Ableism and other systems of oppression. Ahmad is also a peer support specialist, specializing in working with individuals who have experienced chronic warfare, displacement, childhood trauma, suicidality, house/homelessness, non-binary and queer individuals from the most marginalized groups, all in areas of their personal lived experience. Ahmad works with communities globally, and builds from anti-war, decolonizing, anti-capitalist global framework.
Life In My Days

Life In My Days is a community-led international non-profit built on a foundation of Peer Support, Disability Justice, Racial Justice, Divestment from capitalism and Patriarchy, Indigenous People Justice, and LGBTQ Justice. The organization provides online and in-person programming focused on community transformation, equity, recovery and self-actualization. We also provide a safe online platform for people from around the world to share their stories to promote healing and growth.

More information at lifeinmydays.com.

The New Haven Pride Center’s LGBTQ+ Youth Programming is Made Possible Thanks to Support From: